Sanofi plans Arizona expansion

Good news for Arizona's economic development efforts: Sanofi-Aventis has started work on a 110,350-square-foot early-stage research facility in Oro Valley, Arizona. The company, which has had a presence in Tucson for more than 17 years, says it has outgrown its current facilities; the news research center will double Sanofi's current space in the area. According to Explorer News, the new digs will house 108 employees and add 40 new jobs to the company's current 68 employees in the state.

"The Oro Valley center plays an important role in Sanofi-Aventis' future research goals," says Jean-Marc Herbert, Senior Vice President of Discovery Research for Sanofi-Aventis. "...This new, state-of-the-art facility will enable our local scientific team to enhance its impact on the Sanofi-Aventis drug discovery pipeline, laying down the foundation for bringing new, effective medicines to patients around the world."

- see Sanofi's release on the groundbreaking
- read this Explorer News article